Fakenham and Wells Crime

Thu, 17:39
Town Council

Dereham Town Council has expressed concerns after a recent spike in arson incidents in the town.

An incident of arson in Dereham is being investigated after two wheelie bins were set alight.

Police are appealing for information after an incident of indecent exposure in Little Fransham, near Dereham.

A new bobby will be out on the beat in Breckland next month, after being appointed its Chief Inspector.


A children’s charity has criticised the Government after it appeared to go back on plans to change the law which would protect teenagers from adults working in positions of trust.

House of Commons

Second World War battle re-enactors got more than they bargained for when police arrived following reports of gunfire at a rural railway station.

Donna-Louise Bishop

The owner of a ‘distinctively coloured’ stolen boat has appealed for any information that could lead to its return.

Jason Pegden

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers in Norfolk starts today as part of a Europe-wide campaign.

Lorne Green

The defibrillator at Dereham Baptist Church is still missing after it was taken between 7pm on Monday July 30 and 7pm on Wednesday August 1.

A crackdown on rural crime to combat rising burglaries and thefts at farms has led to seven arrests in Breckland and West Norfolk.

Norwich Crown Court

A 49-year-old man has been charged in connection with a theft in Yaxham.

Police are appealing for information after cash was stolen from a purse in Mattishall.

A criminology student serving for life after a ‘revenge’ killing in Nofolk has failed to convince top judges to set him free.

A number of banners that were placed outside Northgate High School to encourage speeding drivers to slow down when driving past have been slashed by vandals.

Northgate High School

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Shipdham last night.

A former Olympic showjumper who used pig’s blood to write lewd messages inside a Tory peer’s house after he cheated on her has said she has no regrets.


A Swaffham man has been handed a two-year criminal behaviour order for persistent anti-social behaviour offences.

It stood watching over the grave of a beloved father for 23 years.

Norfolk Police

A van driver 14 times the legal limit for ketamine and a man on cocaine with three children under five in the car.

A purse, keys and cash were stolen from a property in Dereham during a burglary which happened overnight between July 10 and July 11.

A man is due to appear in court after being charged with a public order offence.

Norfolk Police

Armed police were called to a property in Fakenham last night following reports of a man making threats.

Five motorcycles worth a total £25,000 were stolen from a Fakenham shop, just a month and a half after they were last robbed.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after five motorcycles were taken from a premises in Fakenham.


Burglars took a car from outside a property in Dereham after stealing the keys from inside the house.


Criminals are becoming “more confident” they will not be caught, Norfolk’s police union has warned.

The family of a popular cyclist who was killed in a crash at Swannington have today issued an emotional appeal for anyone with information about the crash to come forward.

Police have seized a large quantity of cannabis after they stopped a driver on Wednesday night.

Two women who were arrested after a man was injured in a suspected stabbing have been released on bail.

Two women are in custody after a man was injured in a suspected stabbing.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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